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, all of washington must now work together to build a stronger and a better nation. >> but this morning, there is panic on wall street. right now, the dow is down more than 250 points. after president obama's re-election and new concerns about the global economy. good morning, and thanks for being with us. i'm marla taez. >> i'm john kelly. good morning, everybody. at one point, 303 points lost on the dow. the marks this morning weighted down with post election worries. let's check in with business and tech reporter scott mcgruen. you say this is not wall street expressing disappointment over four more years of obama. >> not obama, the man. the broader markets did rise significantly in the four years since president obama took office. the worry here is the fiscal cliff. a little more than 55 days from now, automatic and draconian cuts will combine with big tax increases unless washington works together to stop it. and wall street justifiably worried this morning the two sides, the democratic president and senate, and a republican house, will not be able to come to agreement. that's why
outside san jose pd, bob redell. >>> darnell washington, the fugitive accused of killing susie ko inside her hercules home last month was in court this morning where he was expected to enter a plea. nbc bay area's christie smith is live outside that courthouse in richmond with more. christie, what happened? >> reporter: good morning. this was a very brief court appearance for darnell washington. maybe lasted less than two minutes. he didn't speak or look at the row of cameras inside the courtroom facing him. the 24-year-old is accused of killing retired hercules schoolteacher susie ko. washington's attorney, the public defender, accepted the case but they did not enter a plea today. there are nine counts against him including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led pol
a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio with 100 supporters and politicians and celebrities. in virginia, a make up from hurricane sandy. >> he was the other day talking about saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word game was my name. >> reporter: president obama also visits seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio. his must-win state. he'll be there every day between now and the election making his closing argument high lighting higher home prices and overse
in maine and maryland and washington are voting to legalize same-sex marriage. voters are being asked to amend to ban gay marriage. in washington and oregon and colorado, voters are choosing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. and los angeles voters will decide if porn stars should be required to use condoms while performing in adult films. there is a request for more money in the bay area. there are almost three dozen tax measures. statewide, there are 300 revenue raising proposals up for votes. >>> and voters deciding to tax themselves. governor jerry brown is behind the measure. groups have spent millions of dollars trying to defeat. he was out in oakland casting his vote. we have christie smith joining us live from oakland with why this will not be an easy vote and proposition. >> reporter: good morning. a real slow, but steady group of voters here in oakland. governor jerry brown is among the first this morning. he told reporters he thinks the tax increases are a reasonable thing to ask given the alternative $6 billion in cuts. governor jerry brown greeted supporters o
is still on the job for now. in washington preparing for a senate confirmation hearing that has been put on hold. the pentagon has conducted a search of the home. jill kelly's brother took issue with it. >> she took issue with it and she did not realize it would spark a maelstorm. >> reporter: it took several days for the president to learn about petraeus. a senior defense official says allen denies doing anything inappropriate. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you very much. the latest strange twist, petraeus actually has a connection to a new video game released early this morning. scott mcgrew is here with that part of the story. >> good morning. the game is called "call of duty black ops 2." as you load this game into your x-box this morning, you are not waiting. you are discovering one of the characters in the game is indeed petraeus. now, there is no indication petraeus actually participated in the making of the game, but he is in there. we have some video here for you from last night. just before midnight, they are counting down. >> three, two, one. >> there they go.
of next month, tax increases and spending cuts will kick in. we have more from washington with signs of a compromise. >> reporter: back from the turkey dinners, lawmakers are fresh. for months, efforts to avoid the tax increases and $100 billion in spending cuts have failed. republicans have been unwilling to raise taxes and democrats have been refusing to cut social security and medicare. now all that is changed. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. it is fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham will violate a policy not to raise taxes. >> from my side of the table, bring reform. >> reporter: the promises come with contingencies. many republicans want to raise revenue by capping tax deductions or closing loopholes. democrats are still trying to keep some entitlement programs out of negotiations. >> social security set aside. it doesn't add to the deficit. when it comes to medicare and medicaid, protect the program. >> reporter: distance from a deal still evident although the gap between lawmakers is closing. just this morning, the white ho
the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the next white house meeting will happen. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the governor of new
, they deserve a better government than they've been getting. they deserve all of us here in washington to be thinking every single day, how can i make things a little better for them? which isn't to say everything we do is going to be perfect or there aren't going to be big, tough challenges that we have to grapple with. but i do know the federal government can make a difference. we're seeing it right now on the jersey coast and in new york. people are still going through a really tough time. the response hasn't been perfect but it's been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it. and that's a pretty good metaphor for how i want the federal government to operate generally. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure it does. christy parson. >> thank you, mr. president. and congratulations by the way. >> thanks. >> one quick question -- >> christy was there when i was running for state senate. >> that's right, i was. >> christy and i go back a ways. >> i've never seen you lose. i wasn't looking that one time. >> there you go. >> one q
on capitol hill about the deaths in benghazi. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: but after the fbi searched the home of paula broadwell, the woman who had an affair with general david petraeus, law enforcement and national security officials now say she had substantial classified information unsecured on her computer. classified but not highly classified, nbc reports. prosecutors will decide if she'll be charged depending on how she got the information. the pentagon had suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: despite the probe, general petraeus who stepped down from the cia is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan rice
now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're go
in the north carolina mountains and harvested from ash county to washington. you can see first lady michelle obama along with her daughters welcoming the tree to the white house. >>> speaking of christmas trees, bay area cities are getting ready to ring in the christmas season. you can come on downtown to san jose. that's where i will be tonight opening the ice skating rink at 5:30 tonight. olympic gold medalist kris kristi yamaguchi will be there. then our own meteorologist christina loren will be at san francisco's square lighting the tree. this is the 48th annual tree lighting there. that gets under way at 5:30 tonight. looking forward to it. >> oh, yes, indeed. >> we have to bundle up? >>> it will be chilly out there in san jose and san francisco. temperatures feeling like the 50s because of the winds we're expecting to pick up. you can meet our own marla tellez out there tonight in san jose. christmas in the park. we meet back here on cyber monday. the christmas tree will be all lit up. we are looking forward to that. as we head through the day, clear conditions prevail. it is beautiful
trees. and meteorologist christina loren will have a complete weather update for you. >>> in washington, d.c., the president meeting with corporate executives today discuss that fiscal cliff. scott mcgrew got on the silicon valley's name. >> president obama has met with many ceos, and while lots of ceos have experience and wisdom to lend him, got to see this in a bit of a political light as well. melissa meyer, for instance, is brilliant but probably knows very little about public policy. she's an engineer, so the president getting advice, but drumming up support among the powerful for his version of what we should do about the cliff. myers spoke in a fortune magazine clip last night. her secret, she says, is prioritizing, she referred to green bay packers vince lombardi's three priorities, god, family and the packers. >> for me, it's god, family and yahoo! in that order. >> why the packers comparison? meyer drew up in wasaw, wisconsin. >>> we go back to the summit on highway 17 and check in with bob redell with the wind conditions there. bob, luke soaked? >> reporter: yeah, it's slight
, washington. >>> on the international front now, happening now, palestinians are rallying today in anticipation of tonight's u.n. vote to recognize a palestinian state. there's hope in the west bank that the 193-member general assembly will accept palestine as a non-member observer state. they anticipate broad support which is more of a symbolic gesture. martin fletcher is in the region and has filed this report. >> reporter: it's a big day in ramada on the west bank. the palestinian leaders have called for palestinian being accepted as a non-member state of the united nations. the israelis and the americans are strongly opposed to it because they say this is an end run, running around the negotiation process -- the peace process with israel. >> the only way to make life better for both israelis and palestinians is solve the issues that separate us. it's through direct peace talks. and we're ready. i frankly don't understand the palestinians, how they expect to make peace if they refuse to talk to us. >> reporter: the palestinians say it's now or never. >> we are moving ahead, a
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